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 Electric Charge of a Single Molecule

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Cassidy Mozak



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Registration date : 2012-02-03

PostSubject: Electric Charge of a Single Molecule   Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:54 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17156036

This article discusses the first image of charge distribution in a single molecule, the technology used to obtain the image, and the ways in which it could impact our world. As stated in the article, with this new knowledge it will be possible to determine how charges are redistributed in many atomic structures when intermolecular and intramolecular bonds form between atoms and molecules. With atomic and molecular based technology becoming more popular as we look into the future, this type of information is necessary to make advancements. In the future, it will be interesting and exciting to see what kinds of devices will be made using the redistribution of charges in atoms and molecules. With this type of technology, there is always going to be devices made that will benefit the majority of the people, in this case, some type of medical device may be invented. Hopefully, only beneficial devices develop from this scientific advancement, and not devices that will be used to harm individuals as seen when breakthroughs in nuclear reactions came about leading to the invention of nuclear bombs and associated danger.
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Belinda Ongaro



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Registration date : 2012-02-02

PostSubject: Re: Electric Charge of a Single Molecule   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:46 pm

It is mind boggling to contemplate how far science has come and where it will lead us to in the future. As Cassidy stated, the newly acquired knowledge associated with molecular electron distribution will likely have numerous applications in all fields of science because of its potential for use in nanotechnology. Scientists will be able to harness the distribution of electric charges and redesign molecules to function in their favor, allowing technological devices to further decrease in scale. The medical applications will be endless, as the molecule will serve as a infinitesimal motor capable of putting small amounts of energy to efficient use.
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Nina Benvenuto



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PostSubject: Re: Electric Charge of a Single Molecule   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:03 pm

This science of the electric charge of a single molecule is amazing and will be great for application in the future. If itís effective and potentially works like explained in the article this scientific discovery could change many different aspects in society. It could affectively change and help us understand more knowledge about atoms and how the single molecule works. This discovery could in affect change some or add information we learn about in science classes in high school or more importantly in what students learn in post-secondary institutions, which is what, would affect us students from this discovery. From this scientific discovery society can apply this knowledge to understand bonds at a single-molecule level and therefore helpings scientists understand how charges move when individual chemical bonds are formed on the surface of objects between atoms. This is important and will help our society as a whole get closer to discovering as many things as we can about how things work in the world. Also the science of a single molecule and electric charges can help with the formation of atomic and molecular scale devices, which is important because this information will help with further discovery in Nanotechnology and Nanosystems.
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Isaac Menghisteab



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Registration date : 2012-02-20

PostSubject: Re: Electric Charge of a Single Molecule   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:33 pm

Figuring out how the charge of a molecule arranges itself is pretty neat in itself but when this technology is applied to existing technologies (computers, prosthetic amputations etc.) the value of this knowledge increases exponentially. I saw this somewhere other than the BBC website and read that this development is especially useful where physics, biology and chemistry intersect.
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